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Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Creative Time throwback Thursday Challenge

Here is a birthday card I made for Emma's Challenge over at
Her challenge is to make a birthday card using a cricut cartridge that has balloons, birthday hats or birthday cakes. The deadline for this challenge is May 23rd. The prize is a cuttlebug, but I would rather win some of her new stamps! I love this release. It is totally cute. Join in on the fun if you get a chance. Anyways here is the card I made.
The cartridges I used were Birthday Bash for the card base. I cut it at 4 1/2 inches out of kraft cardstock from oriental trading company. The cake was cut at 2 3/4 inches from the simply charmed cartridge. I did not cut the layer 1 image that cuts out the face because I knew I wanted to use a new set of peachy keen stamps I bought from
I used PK-680 Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment in the 5/8th size. I used a white gel pen for the eyes and waterfall stickles for the irises of the eyes. I used pink chalk to highlight the cheeks.
All the patterned paper is from the doodlebug design 6x6 paper pack sugar & spice. I also used orange peel stickles for the flames. I covered the frosting cut in glossy accents and I inked around all the edges with creamy brown chalk ink. I attached the cake with foam adhesive. The sentiment stamp came from the Hero Arts set called this is big. I made the banner by just cutting a strip of patterned paper, stamping the sentiment, adhering that piece with foam adhesive than cutting two more tiny strips, notching the edges and adhering them to both sides of the sentiment directly to the card base. This was a fun and easy card to make and I am glad I got some mojo back. Thanks for stopping by and subscribing. I hope to post more often now. fingers crossed lol

Friday, August 12, 2011

Challenge Entry

Today I created a card to enter in a couple of weekly challenges on blogs that I follow. This is my first time entering a challenge at The challenge is to use a retired cricut cartridge The second challenge is at .
The challenge is called "Straight from the heart" using a heart that is not red or pink for a thank you card. The inside of card reads Thanks for your support. Here is my entry.....
Products used:
Yellow Cardstock DCWV
Peach Cardstock Coredinations
Patterned Paper Echo Park Little Girl Collection
Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge (hearts)
Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge (I (heart) U)
White Gelly Roll Pen
Peach Ink

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. Feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. Make a project and enter at the above posted blogs if you are interested. Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recent Projects

Hi all,
It has been over a month since my last post. We have been busy, busy this month with graduations, birthdays, fairs, etc... I have overcome a recent mojo block and have created a few projects I would like to share with all of you....Here we go......
This layout highlights our family day at the Vermont Dairy Festival. This was the first year that my youngest daughter was tall enough to ride on the Tornado. She wanted me to ride along with them so I did...The base of this project is orange cardstock from DCWV. I am not sure which stack it came from because it was a loose piece. The striped piece of patterned paper came from the DCWV Indian Summer Stack. The orange patterned paper came from my scrap bin and I am unsure of who made it. The colorful polka dot paper is from My Mind's Eye Bright Dots stack. The banner stickers and the tickets are made by 3Birds. I used baker's twine from the Twinery. The larger pic of the ride is a standard 4x6 and the 3 accent phots are 3 3/4 squares. I really liked how this layout turned out. I am not a big fan of the color orange, but I thought that color helped the pics stand out really well.
                  Project # 2

This layout showcases my beautiful daughter as she gets her hair and makeup done prior to her 8th grade graduation in June. I will be working on another lo of her all dressed up soon and will post when done.
 This lo starts on cardstock from the DCWV Christmas Cardstock stack from a few years ago. The yellow patterned paper is from the K&Company Primary Designer paper stack. The orange cardstock is also DCWV that I punched with the Fiskars Apron Strings punch. The pink polka dot paper is from the My Minds Eye Bright Dots stack (love this stack). I cut the word Gorgeous using the Birthday Bash cartridge and I welded the letters and shadow letters together using my Gypsy. The chipboard pieces are from colorbok and I threaded them using baker's twine from the Twinery. The journaling card is also from colorbok, but the original from the Sticky Journal Stak was too small for me to use so I copied and enlarged it using my HP all in one photo printer. Rhinestones are from Darice. The shiny green border strips are from 3Birds Paper Trails collection. I love these photos of my daughter.
    That's all I have to share for now. Thank you for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think...
Have a Great Day!!!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbook day Challenges

Hi Guys,
 Just a quick entry to post my entries for a few challenges over at
She has quite a few different challenges to enter and you have until Monday I believe to enter! She has some awesome prizes.
Here is my first entry for the use a animal challenge.
I used the owl from Create a Critter and an owl stamp I got from the Joanne's dollar bin.

Here is my entry for the create a summer project challenge:

I cut out scallops from the Plantin Scoolbook cartridge and used the negative left overs from cutting it out to make waves. I used my gypsy to line up 8 inch welded scallops. I cut out a circle using the same cart and triangles from George for the suns rays. I crinkled up the circle and inked it up after with orange ink. I also die cut the tag using my gypsy from the wanderings cart.

The next challenge was to make a scrapbook lo
here is mine from Easter this year!

I used the Easter 2010 solutions cartridge for the green border and the eggs. I stamped the eggs with Peachy keen stamps Everyday Charcter Face parts. The chipboard is from a scrapbooking kit I ordered from HSN a couple years ago and the word eggs and one of the 'e' in Easter are from the Heidi Grace Designs raw chipboard set. The pp was scraps from my stash so unsure where they originally came from. The cardstock is Best Occasions from Walmart. Thanks for taking a peak at my projects and Best of luck to all who enter!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Florals Embellished Bookmark

It has been a while since I have posted a new project on my blog. I am still trying to get the hang of doing this. My crafting mojo has been minimal lately to say the least. I actually bought this cartridge over a month ago and made this project shortly there after but haven't downloaded my pics from my camera in a long time.

I used the butterfly image on page # 68. I love the details on the images on this cartridge. I used cardstock from a package I picked up from Staples. It is 65 # cardstock staples brand. I do not believe it is Acid free so I will only be using it for cards or other non picture paper projects.

I used my gypsy to set up the layers and to weld the base image together to make 3 butterflies in a line to create the length of a bookmark.
Here is how I set it up:

The butterfly had 6 layers including the base layer. I cut the welded base layer out of purple paper. I then set the layers up in different areas on my 12x24 mat so that each layer was a different color out of the 6 other colors I choose. (hope that made sense) I love using my gysy because it allows me to know exactly were the machine will cut and allows my to use scraps of any size.
Here is how I layed my paper out:

Here are the individual pieces after they were cut with my cricut:

You can see that all the shapes are cut out in different colors so all three butterflies will look different.
I used Scotch Quick Dry glue and a Zig 2 way glue pen to adhere all my pieces together.
Here is the finished project:

I did ink the edges of a few pieces and after I took the photo I added a bit of stickles inside the flowers on the wings. I love how this bookmark came out and plan to make more in the future. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak at my project. Feel free to let me know what you think!
Have a great Day!